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Rapper Yaa Pono Unveiled as the Brand Ambassador for mybet.africa

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Online betting portal, mybet.africa has officially unveiled Ghanaian Rap/Hip Pop and Hiplife artiste, Yaa Pono, who has his government name as Solomon Adu Antwi, as the brand ambassador to emcompass the and represent and elevate the betting firm to its new and old patrons.

The unveiling ceremony was held at the Ange Hill Hotel, East Legon-Accra on the 24th June, 2019. The event garnered the presence of the mass communication industry, especially newspaper, television and radio; journalist and other related professionals collectively.

Earlier, Rapper Yaa Pono signed a contract with mybet.africa to become the new face of Ghana’s favourite betting company. End of 2018, mybet.africa launched its new online plartform – a new dedicated platform specially tailored for the West-African punter’s needs. Fast, easy to use wherever patrons find themselves.

Addressing a team of news men at the unveiling ceremony, Mr. Kwame Amoh stated that, it’s imperative to have an image who will represent the face of the company, as a way of strategy customer insight that are focal to the precepts of their customers’ needs.

He revealed that, the selected brand ambassador, Yaa Pono is a perfect fit to their ecosystem, as he also cut across all walks of life with his appealing songs which suit all gender in different age brackets, adding that, there many positive perception about their brand ambassador – his energy, his belief and his powerful presence that mybet.africa aims to bring to live in a most engaging way with their trusted customers.

However, mybet.africa also launched the official 2019 Total African Cup of Nations tournament, Egypt theme as ”I BET GHANA WILL SCORE”. A campaign the brand icon and the betting firm are offering Ghanaians with 5Ghs each for a goal the Black Stars of Ghana scores in each game of the AFCON tournament.

Accepting this offer as the brand ambassador of the firm, Rapper Yaa Pono expressed his joy for being appointed as the official amabassador of the firm. He added that, he is thrilled and elated to be chosen out of the enormous Ghanaian performing arts to be accredited as the representative of a well established firm.

Yaa Pono revealed that, mybet.africa is set to champion a talent haunt project to unearthen the numerous talented sporting kids who are financially challenged and exposed to difficulties at persuing their sports dreams, adding that, this and many mechanisms will be arrayed to alleviate the hardship in Ghana.

The ”Obia Wone Master” hit maker urged his colleague industry players, the traditional and mass communication media to rally their support behing this course to achieve a sustainable development goal.

Mybet.africa is an online sports betting platform (Home of Betting) – sports, virtuals and casino for Ghana and the African sub-region. It is fast, easy and a user-friendly platform with software specifically developed, and responsive for the market needs.

KMK Entertainment Ltd, the indigenous company behind the success story of Mybet in Africa, is the leading sportsbook provider in Ghana, with its Head Office located in Accra. It has over two hundred offline shops in Ghana and surrounding African countries, with over one thousand employees in its establishment across Africa. KMK Entertainment is not only a successful gaming provider but also a “local hero” as a company.

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“Indistinct Competition Diminishing Natural Talents. – Shatta Wale

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Ghanaian Reggae/Dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale has expressed displeasure in the current despicable developments in the Ghanaian entertainment surrounding, as it hinders the positive growth of the industry.

Christened Charles Nii-Armah Mensah, Ghana's artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumentals and vocal tones in a structured and continues manner will witness healthy changes, should the mass communication media eliminates the unnecessary competition amongst some artiste.

He made this assertions on his verified Twitter handle. According to Shatta Wale, the competition curated within the showbiz sector has generated an overwhelming hate amongst industry players, as individuals seek to be touted as saviour of the industry neglecting their duty as musicians within the sector.

He revealed that, Ghana's entertainment industry has unearthen numerous talents that are capable of elevating the Ghanaian culture through music, and creative arts. He added that, gatekeepers should encourage the promotion of good talents without burdening them with any indistinct activity or condition of striving to gain or win something by defeating or establishing superiority over others.

Reggae/Dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale urge event promoters and the traditional media to eliminate creating environments, event or contest in which musicians take part in order to establish superiority or supremacy in a particular area, with so, the person or people over whom one is attempting to establish one's supremacy or superiority; the opposition will not feel sidelined.

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“Female Musicians Need Immense Support To Achieve Success. – Bulldog.

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Artiste and Repertoire Manager at Zylofon Music, Lawrence Nana Asiamah Hanson, popularly known as Bulldog, has opined that, Ghanaian female Rap genre of music performing arts, Ruth Eno Adjoa Amankwah Nyame Adom, known professionally by her stage name Eno Barony is will emerge victorious should Sarkodie battle her in a rap contest.

According to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bullhaus Entertainment, the sensational rapper, Eno Barony's musical form of vocal delivery incorporates "rhyme, rhythmic speech, and street vernacular and is performed or chanted in a variety of ways hence, when given the mantle to compete against the Vodafone Artiste of the Decade, Sarkodie, the former will undoubtably deliver the necessary key notes.

Speaking as a guest in an interview on Zylofon TV, a subsidiary company to defunct gold dealership firm, Menzgold Ghana, Bulldog revealed that, the 'Heavy Load' hitmaker's rap prowess is often associated with, and is a primary ingredient of hip-hop music, that has made her career phenomenon to predate hip-hop culture.

Eno Barony.

He stated that, Eno Barony is a competent, skillful and good female rap artiste he has witnessed in the history of Ghana's entertainment ecosystem, adding that, he can equally map the undiluted talent of the female rapper to Sarkodie as she potrays the much need characteristics.

However, the Artiste and Repertoire (A&R) Manager at Zylofon Music revealed that, the female performing arts in Ghana's showbiz fraternity lacks the recquired promotion from the Ghanaian traditional media, including journalist, promoters, writers, bloggers and gatekeepers, explaining that, this canker has played a pivotal role in diminishing the female talents within the sector.

According to him, the female musicians could have achieved more success in the music industry had the media practitioners tilt their immense attention to them. Lawrence Nana Asiamah Hanson, Bulldog urged Ghanaian media personalities to rally their enormous support behind female musicians as way of elevating and emboldening their craft.

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“I Prefer Doing Production To Singing. – KODA

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Although Kofi Owusu Dua Anto popularly as KODA has carved a niche for himself as one of the best male voices on the Gospel music circuit, he tells Showbiz that he would rather choose production over singing if he is given a choice.

KODA is the owner of KODED Studios based in Takoradi and has over the years worked with artistes like Nii Okai, Joe Mettle, Danny Nettey, Pastor Joe Beecham, Daughters of Glorious Jesus, Diana Hamilton, Calvis Hammond among others.

“If I am asked to choose between producing music for other musicians and singing, I would be producing music. The satisfaction in producing different beats for different musicians gives me joy. Sometimes I wonder how I am able to do it for all these number of years,” he told Showbiz on Sunday, July 14.

According to KODA, although singing has become part of him, the happiness in seeing artistes he has produced for succeed brings him a lot of satisfaction.

“For example I was competing with Diana Hamilton and Joe Mettle for Gospel Song of the Year at theVGMA for productions I worked on but hey I was okay Diana won because the same credit comes to me,” he said.

When Showbiz asked his view on collaborating with secular artistes, KODA, who is known for songs like HosannaNkwa AbodooAdoosoW'aye WiePoma among others, said he was not comfortable with that.

“The direction I want to go with my songs are different from that of a secular artiste so I don’t think I will be comfortable to feature any secular artiste on my song.

“I am someone who is very particular about the message I put on my songs because of where I stand. I am always careful what I put out and this is the reason most people love my songs,” he said.

KODA has five albums to his credit and is currently working on his sixth album which he says will be ready soon.

(Source: Graphic Showbiz)

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TUFF SEED: Stonebwoy’s Tune Scores 2 Major — Apple Music’s “Best Of The Week” and “New Music Fridays” on Spotify.

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This past Friday, Ghanaian afrobeats and reggae/dancehall star, Stonebwoy, dropped his follow up single “Tuff Seed,” which exclusively premiered on largeup.com.

With less than a week in rotation, “Tuff Seed” has already been featured on a number of globally major streaming platforms, including five of Apple Music’s playlists (Best of the Week, Ghana Bounce, A-List African, Future Hits, Run Things) and Spotify’s New Music Fridays.

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Not to mention, he graced the cover of Deezer’s Afrodisiac and Ghana’s Hottest Tracks and was also featured on their Brand New Dancehall playlist, what a week!


This comes on the heels of dropping his first single, “Shuga,” to his fourth studio album, due out next year, which features dancehall legend himself, Beenie Man a.k.a The Doctah! In only a few months, “Shuga” has garnered over 1.6M streams and 1.7M YouTube views.

At a career height, Stonebwoy delivers tunes that feed the soul all while effortlessly merging afrobeats, dancehall, and reggae culture. Priding himself on uniting his people through his music, Stonebwoy is intentional about highlighting the similarities not only between Ghana and Jamaica but the entire diaspora.

As Stonebwoy continues to celebrate the success of Epistles of Mama (2017), which peaked at #13 on the Billboard World Charts and earned him a 3Music Award for becoming the most streamed album across digital platforms from Ghana, including Africa’s top streaming service, Boomplay Music.


Stonebwoy promotes peace, love, and unity in all that he does. This can be seen in “Tuff Seed” as he dedicates the song to everyone facing struggles and reminds his listeners, we are all tough seeds that can’t be dug up. This was also seen when he became the first Ghanaian to perform at renowned Jamaican music festival, Reggae Sumfest, last summer and when he organized the largest peace concert in Ghana, Ashaiman to the World in 2018.

Go check out “Tuff Seed” now and stay up to date with all things Stonebwoy by following him on social media platforms at:
Twitter: @Stonebwoyb

Facebook:  STONEBWOY

Instagram: @Stonebwoyb

Spotify: Stonebwoy

(Source: Beenie Words)

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